Picture Books At The Library 170

At The Library Too

I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.


GIRAFFE PROBLEMS: A giraffe goes on and on about how awful his neck is until he meets another animal who needs his help.


HOW TO BE A T. REX: When Sal grows up, she’s going to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex because being human can be a real drag.


HEY, WALL: Armed with pencils, paints, dreams, and Grandma Addy’s memories of how beautiful the neighborhood once was, Angel and others paint the cold, empty wall.


THIS IS A CIRCLE: Circles and squares are introduced as a most unusual group of friends sings, sails, huffs, and puffs. Fun!


A DOG NAMED HAKU: During a Hindu festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, brothers Alu and Bhalu search for a dog they can honor with food and gratitude.


ERASER: Eraser is tired of cleaning up everyone else’s mistakes and wants to create instead.


AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA: A small, frail girl with wobbly legs and turned-out toes becomes the first Jewish prima ballerina assoluta in history.


CROW NOT CROW: A girl accompanies her father for the first time on a birding expedition and learns how to identify several birds.


THE REMEMBER BALLOONS: James has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory, but he notices that as his grandfather ages, he loses balloons, while James gains new ones.


KITTEN AND THE NIGHT WATCHMAN: Being a night watchman is a lonely job, especially when you’re away from your family.

4 thoughts on “Picture Books At The Library 170

  1. Another wonderful list. I’ve actually read a few of these already including “Kitten and the Nightwatchman” before it was actually published. The editor shared the book in process and revisions along the way at a SCBWI event I went to. Love this “quiet” story.

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  2. Another wonderful collection of picture books. I’ve actually already read a few of these and was fortunate enough to see “The Kitten and the Nightwatchman” before it was published. The editor presented it in various stages of revision at a SCBWI event that I attended. It’s always fun to see the process. Can’t wait to see the finished book.

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